Events & Activities

March 3 - Imbibe Urbana First Fridays

March 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Urbana First Fridays Poster

March 3rd is the last First Friday of winter, so we're getting ready for Spring.

First things first:

Know your growers! Come to the 2017 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair at the Urbana Civic Center and enjoy vegan cocktails by The Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery and Lumen Events, live music and demos from Delight Flower Farm and other local growers!

What else?

Contractor's Breakfast

February 24, 2017 - 7:30am

The cities of Urbana, Champaign, Rantoul and Champaign County invite General Contractors and Sub-Contractors interested in participating in their various Housing Rehabilitation Programs to attend a free informational breakfast meeting on February 24, 2017 starting at 7:30am, El Toro, 2561 West Springfield Avenue, Champaign.

Please contact Randy Burgett, Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator, City of Urbana, at 217-384-2373, for more information or to RSVP for the breakfast; please RSVP by February 17, 2017.

Winter Blast Sale on Chipped Mulch at the Landscape Recycling Center

March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

Beginning February 1, 2017, the Landscape Recycling center is offering Premium Chipped Hardwood Mulch for just $10 per cubic yard. That’s a savings of 60% off the regular price of $25 per cubic yard. The sale will continue while supplies last.

Premium Chipped Hardwood Mulch is:

  • Carmel to dark brown and uniform fine chip-like texture
  • Made from local tree trimming materials. Select chips are composted and aged for several months before being milled into a top grade, uniform product.
  • Excellent for pathways and garden trails as well as around trees, shrubs, perennials and annual flowers and spring bulbs.

Sale price applies to residents and commercial landscapers/haulers.
Regular delivery fees apply.
Cannot be combined with any other offers.

First Friday Valentine’s Day Warm-up with John McMahon & Alyssa Gambill

February 3, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Warm up your heart with an evening of music and creativity at this very special Valentine's Day First Friday event.

Joining us will be local duo John McMahon and Alyssa Gambill who will share their unique blend of acoustic rock and folk, with a few Beatles tunes thrown into the mix. Stop by to enjoy the music and to make something creative for your sweetie (or yourself!) for Valentine’s Day.

First Friday events are the brainchild of Imbibe Urbana. Come for the special events or come to use your Library: We are here for you either way!

For more information, contact Joel Spencer ( or Kathy Wicks ( at 217-367-4058.

Urbana Stormwater Public Meeting

February 15, 2017 - 5:30pm

Announcing the first annual Urbana Stormwater Public Meeting!

Urbana residents are invited to join the City of Urbana Engineering Staff for a discussion on urban stormwater management and the City's NPDES permit for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).  Discussion topics will include:

  • Minimum Control Measures for the Stormwater Management Program
  • Annual NPDES Phase II Stormwater Report
  • Public Input regarding Stormwater Management

We want to hear from you!  Bring a friend, family member, or neighbor.  We will be happy to answer as many questions as we can regarding the City's storm sewer system and our efforts to keep the waters in our community as clean and healthy as possible.  Stop by any time between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 E. Water Street in Urbana.